I think I could live on trail mix if anyone would let me. When made properly, I have serious self-control issues. My mom loves it as much as I do, though her self-control is perfectly functional. She always has a bag of the Beach Bum Trail Mix in her purse and in her office (which I empty every time we’re together). On our way up to the mountains last week, we realized we’d forgotten the huge bag of trail mix – somewhat of a travesty but easily fixed. So we picked out three Trader Joe’s trail mixes and went merrily on our way. I couldn’t resist their Omega-3 trail mix and sadly I gobbled it down in just a few short days. The other mixes were good, but this one is the one that won my heart! So of course I had to recreate it when I got home. The only thing I didn’t like about Trader Joe’s trail mix version was the raw walnuts – they just aren’t my jam. I toasted mine and like the result so much better, but you can do it any way you like!
TRADER JOE’S OMEGA TREK MIX
- 1 Cup almonds, roasted*
- 2/3 Cup pecans, roasted*
- 2/3 Cup walnuts, roasted*
- 2/3 Cup pistachios, roasted & salted *
- 1 Cup pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels), roasted & salted*
- 1 Cup dried cranberries
* The Trader Joe's version uses roasted/salted almonds, pecans, and pistachios with raw walnuts and pepitas.
To roast the raw nuts, place in a pan over medium heat. Warm about ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
Combine ingredients. Store in airtight container.
Recipe by Luci Petlack, Luci’s Morsels